retreat


retreat
01. The soldiers were forced to [retreat] under heavy fire from the enemy.
02. General Douglas MacArthur once declared, "We're not [retreating]; we're just advancing in a different direction."
03. The union has since [retreated] from its original demand of a 12% increase in salaries.
04. The young boy apologized to his mother for hitting his little sister, and then [retreated] quietly from the room.
05. Our office went on a three-day [retreat] at Long Beach to discuss the long term goals of the company.
06. The enemy was setting homes and farms on fire as they [retreated].
07. The major ordered his men to [retreat] when it became obvious that they were heavily outnumbered.
08. There is a Spanish proverb which states that [retreating] is not the same as fleeing.
09. The glacier [retreated] during the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago.
10. The Ice Age ended in 10,000 B.C. when the glaciers in Europe began to [retreat].
11. We have had to [retreat] somewhat from our original asking price for our house because an inspection revealed that the roof is badly in need of repair.
12. In 1944, German tanks and soldiers [retreated] from Latvia, leaving countless buildings in total ruin.
13. In October of 1944, Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia as German forces [retreated] during World War Two.
14. In 1845, naturalist Henry David Thoreau [retreated] to a cabin in the woods outside of Concord, Massachusetts to avoid the waste and destruction of modern life.
15. Paul [retreats] to his office whenever he has difficulties in his home life.

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